World Journal of Surgery

, Volume 22, Issue 9, pp 925–935

Gastric Bypass Operation for Obesity

  • Mathias A.L. Fobi
  • Hoil Lee
  • Ronald Holness
  • DeGaulle Cabinda
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Abstract. Gastric bypass is considered by many to be the gold standard for surgical treatment of obesity. Gastric bypass was a natural evolution from gastric operations that were used for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease. Gastric bypass, first described in 1967, has undergone many modifications. It presently exists as a hybrid operation. Gastric bypass operation has been extensively scrutinized and evaluated against other operations for the treatment of obesity. Co-morbidities due to severe obesity are usually ameliorated or arrested after the weight loss from gastric bypass. Gastric bypass operation is now being performed with a perioperative morbidity of less than 10%. The average percentage excess weight loss with gastric bypass is 70%. The success rate, defined as 50% excess weight loss after at least 2 years of follow-up, is 85%. The metabolic deficiencies of gastric bypass are controllable with supplemental intake. This report with special references to the Fobi pouch operation, a modification of gastric bypass done by the author, presents the evolution, modifications, risks, outcome, and future trends of gastric bypass for treatment of obesity.

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© 1997 by the Société Internationale de Chir ugie

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mathias A.L. Fobi
    • 1
  • Hoil Lee
    • 1
  • Ronald Holness
    • 2
  • DeGaulle Cabinda
    • 3
  1. 1.Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90048, USAUS
  2. 2.Bellwood General Hospital, 10251 E. Artesia Boulevard, Bellflower, California 90706, USAUS
  3. 3.Center for Surgical Treatment of Obesity, 10230 E. Artesia Boulevard, Suite 201, Bellflower, California 90706, USAUS

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